Our 20 hour weekend classroom course will give you the foundation understanding of teaching English as a foreign language.

The 20-hour weekend TEFL Course is a perfect introduction into the world of TEFL.

You will learn from an experienced TEFL tutor what creating and conducting a successful TEFL lesson involves. Covering areas such as classroom management, needs analysis, pronunciation, grammar, and more, you’ll come away from the weekend course with the confidence and ability to conduct your first TEFL lesson.

Our weekend classroom courses run on Saturday from 9am to 8pm and Sunday 9am to 6pm at locations across Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Weekend TEFL Course Content

We run regular two-day classroom courses across the UK, Ireland and Spain. Upcoming weekend classroom course dates

On one of our weekend classroom courses, you will cover the following topics:




Unit 1 – Warmers

  • Introducing yourself, getting to know each other, reducing inhibitions

Unit 2 – Classroom management

  • Arranging the classroom and managing your students

Unit 3 – Getting the students to speak

  • Inventive ways to elicit from the students, using pictures, mime and gesture

Unit 4 – Introduction to grammar

  • A first look at some of the English tenses. What is the Present Perfect exactly?

Unit 5 – Foreign language lesson

  • A beginner’s lesson: find out what it’s like to be on the receiving end

Unit 6 – Controlled Practice

  • Practice activities: why we use them and some ideas for the classroom

Unit 7 – Free Practice

  • Using role play and other activities to bring your lessons to life

Unit 8 – Games

  • How games can improve the learning experience

Unit 9 – More warmers

  • More ideas for the classroom

Unit 10 – Functions

  • Teaching everyday English words and phrases

Unit 11 – Lesson planning, preparation & practice

  • How to plan a TEFL lesson & giving your first lesson



Unit 12 – More warmers

  • A little warmer for your second day

Unit 13 – Needs analysis & understanding levels

  • Assessing new students and understanding different levels of students

Unit 14 – Pronunciation

  • The sounds, stress, intonation & rhythm of the English language

Unit 15 – Correcting errors

  • How and when to correct in the classroom

Unit 16 – Teaching Skills

  • How to teach reading & listening in the classroom

Unit 17 – Grammar

  • A more in-depth look into tenses (Warning! Includes fun!)

Unit 18 – Lesson planning, preparation & practice

  • Give your Second TEFL lesson

Unit 19 – Finding work abroad

  • How to find your first teaching English job

What’s included?

  • 20-hour Weekend TEFL Course
    Learn to plan, prepare and deliver TEFL lessons with lots of fun hands-on activities.  Fast-paced, engaging and friendly, you’ll spend your weekend learning by doing, not by writing!
  • Lifetime access to the TEFL Job Centre
    Access to apply to over 100 jobs in 50 different countries all over the world. Once you finish your first position, login again to find your next post.
  • TEFL Org certificate
    A widely-recognised certificate posted straight to your door which shows your achievements on our course; something you can show to TEFL employers to secure you a job.
  • Free TEFL jobs advice
    Lifetime TEFL careers advice, personal CV help and exclusive TEFL job vacancies. All you need to get your dream job abroad!
  • Free TEFL coursebook
    Activities, examples and all the important information from your weekend TEFL course.
  • Free Reference letter
    A must-have for getting TEFL jobs, this comes with personal comments from your TEFL tutor.



20-Hour Weekend TEFL Course

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20-hour TEFL course

Course Fee: $409

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Important Notice:
Due to COVID-19, currently all classroom and combined course options are suspended until 17th May 2020. For further information please view our COVID-19 notice

20-hour TEFL course

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Course Fee: $409

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